We’ve learned that we can’t go 100% all the time. It’s important to take time now and again for a “personal admin day” when we have lots to do or a “spontaneous weekend” when we’re just plain tired.
Traveling is all about new things. New places, new faces, new foods, new languages, new weather, new bus systems. Traveling with family is about spending time together, taking in all these new things, and grounding them in the familiar. It’s about taking the time away from your regular lives to connect, share experiences, and enjoy. After several months of wandering around Latin America, I really appreciated the chance to be “at home” for a few days.
It is impossible to be bored in Mexico City, there’s always something to be done. If you like to dance, you can be sure there are dance classes within walking distance of where you are staying. You like food? There’s a myriad of affordable and delicious places within a 3-block radius. Don’t feel like walking? Just wait on the street long enough and some tacos de canasta will come by. It’s always a pleasure to show my city to friends!
As soon as we arrived in Guadalajara, we were swept up in an extended family weekend in Tequila of all places!
Although we felt a bit old wandering through the dining hall and meeting some of Julia’s freshman friends, we relished being able to grab whatever food we liked. After 2.5 years in the workforce, we’re quite accustomed to making our own food and meal planning for the coming week, so it came as a bit of a shock that once you’ve swiped into the dining hall at CC, you can take as much of whatever you like. As two gleefully funemployed twenty-somethings, we took full advantage and enjoyed a nice morning cup of coffee as well. 🙂